Psychology

A little gratitude can go a long way

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Psychology professor David DeSteno was recently featured in an article about gratitude and financial patience.

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NUScience Summer 2014 Edition Released

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Check out the most recent edition of the NUScience magazine and read all about the College of Science.

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3Qs: Listen to the words

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Joanne Miller, Matthews Distinguished University Professor and chair of Northeastern’s Department of Psychology, was recently recognized for her pioneering research on human language processing in the field of speech perception.

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What’s In A Grunt?

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New research by psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barrett suggests that different cultures do not hear the same emotions when they hear the same sounds. The “emotional grammar” of language is instead shaped by culture and local circumstances.

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3Qs: Gender balance in biomedical research

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A new policy from the National Institutes of Health will require all biomedical research funded by the NIH to be gender balanced. Rebecca Shanksy, an assistant professor of psychology whose research is focused in this space, discusses the implications of the decision.

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Congratulations to COS’ Huntington 100 Students

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The 2014 “Huntington 100″ honorees have been announced.

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Our Brains are Hardwired for Language

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A groundbreaking study published in PLOS ONE by Prof. Iris Berent of Northeastern University and researchers at Harvard Medical School shows the brains of individual speakers are sensitive to language universals.

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RISE to the occasion

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Students and faculty across many disciplines presented their most recent scholarly research, innovative thinking, and entrepreneurial ventures on Thursday at RISE:2014, Northeastern’s Research, Innovation and Scholarship Expo.

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Language Structure… You’re Born with It

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Humans are unique in their ability to acquire language. But how? A new study published in the Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences shows that we are in fact born with the basic fundamental knowledge of language, thus shedding light on the age-old linguistic “nature vs. nurture” debate.

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Can Gratitude Reduce Costly Impatience?

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In a potentially landmark study forthcoming in the journal Psychological Science, a team of researchers from Northeastern University, the University of California, Riverside, and Harvard Kennedy School demonstrate that feelings of gratitude automatically reduce financial impatience.

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